My guilty pleasure is definitely the alcoholic dessert, a true depiction of the best of both worlds. And this, I assure you, is the best cookie you'll ever have. It masquerades well as a fall treat, but after your first bite, these cookies are sure to become a classic next to grandma's chocolate chip cookies. 

Jack Daniel's Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies

  • Prep Time:20 mins
  • Cook Time:20 mins
  • Total Time:40 mins
  • Servings:48
  • Easy


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 can canned pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla
  • 6 oz dark chocolate
  • 1/4 cup Jack Daniels
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  • Step 1

    Dry ingredients: Gently sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a medium-sized bowl.

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  • Step 2

    Wet ingredients: In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Beat in egg, then mix in pumpkin purée and vanilla.

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  • Step 3

    Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in increments. Stir until just combined.

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  • Step 4

    Break 3/4 of your chocolate into large chunks. Finely chop the remaining amount into shavings.

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  • Step 5

    Add whiskey into the batter (if you're feeling adventurous, take a shot while you're at it!). Fold in the chocolate chunks.

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  • Step 6

    Shape your dough into 2 long tubes, each with a diameter of 1-2 inches. Double wrap in heavy-duty plastic wrap.

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  • Step 7

    Refrigerate the dough for 24-36 hours.

    #SpoonTip: This really is the crucial step for a flavorful and chewy cookie — I can't emphasize its importance enough. If you're short on time, even an hour in the freezer will do wonders!

    #SpoonTip2: This dough can be stored for up to 3 months in the freezer.

  • Step 8

    Preheat your oven to 350°F and lightly grease or line your cookie sheets. Slice your cookie dough so you have a row of cookies, each about 1/2 an inch thick.

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  • Step 9

    Place cookies 1 inch apart from each other. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the edges are just crispy. Enjoy!

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Keep it going with the alcohol, and maybe try a brew of vodka-infused hot cocoa or a tangy apple cider. Otherwise, you can just keep sipping on that Jack.

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